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Kauri Creek

3/5 - (3 votes)
25°48'35.63" S, 152°57'12.39" E

Located off the Great Sandy Straight separating Fraser Island and the main land, Kauri Creek has fantastic camping and fun fishing. Log Dump Camp and Hedleys both provide good camping, however the sand flies and mozzies can be thick during the warmer months.

Upstream is a green zone and no fishing is allowed, however there are plently of other options. Land based fishing spots are limited to the boat ramps / creek banks at Log Dump and Hedley’s camp. Kauri Creek fishing spots are best explored by boat or kayak. Boats up to 6m can be launched from both camps, the creek banks are rubble and firm. The tide does push hard at Log Dump Camp.

Fishing Kauri Creek anglers can expect Bream, Flathead, Cod and Whiting all year around. Yabbies can be pumped from most sand banks and they make fantastic Whiting baits.

Kauri Creek fishing in Summer

Over summer Kauri Creek is regarded as a great Mangrove Jack fishery and there is plenty of structure around to target them. Trevally are also around throughout the warmer months and can be sight casted as they cruise the flats.

Threadfin Salmon and Barramundi also move into the creek during summer, and there are some nice deep holes that provide the right environment for them to hunt. Barramundi have also been caught throughout the creek, but these highly prized fish are few and far between. It takes many fishing sessions and a patient angler to catch them! Fishing the deep holes during small tides with live baits will give anglers the best chance to tangle with a solid fish.

Kauri Creek Winter

The bream and flathead fishing is great during Winter. Fish the drop offs and in the small feeder creeks on the run out tide for Flathead. Pink or red soft plastic or hard body lures work well on the lizards. Bream can be caught throughout the creek, but will start schooling up closer to the mouth this time of year.

Javelin Fish / Grunter are also in good numbers from May to October. They can be found in rubbly bottom holes, near snags in deep holes and actively feeding close to snags.

Mulloway will move into the creek when the Sea Mullet start getting ready for spawning, the mullet can be found in huge numbers forming large before they move out to sea.

During Spring the mouth of the Kauri Creek has Longtail Tuna and Mackerel at times. Fish up to 20kg have been caught here, they are suckers for Metal Slugs and 5” soft plastic lures.

Just upstream of Log Dump Camp is a sharp bend and deep hole, this is the deepest hole until 5-6km upstream. It is approximately 6m deep. During the neap tides it is well worth sounding around this area for larger fish. Mangrove Jacks are also caught along the snaggy bank.

Around the edges of the deep hole is a great place to fish on an out going tide for Flathead. The drop off and small creek push food out for waiting flathead. Pink or red soft plastics work well.

Continuing upstream is an expansive amount of flats. These areas all have great drop offs that have good flathead fishing on an outgoing tide. During the incoming tide bream and whiting will move onto the flats. Small minnow lures and yabbies work well.

Little Stony Creek Rock Bay

Solid rockbar that drops into 2.4 deep water. Good summer spot for Mangrove Jack.

Kauri Creek Mouth Reef

Close to the house boat moorings there is some patchy reef in about 5-6m of water, it holds good fish at times. Best fished during the small tides or on the turn of the tide. Anglers can expect Cod, Mulloway and random fish.

Kauri Creek Mouth Reef 2

Heading out of the river mouth on the right hand side, just before the mangrove forest gives way to sand flats. Another reef section that holds fish at times. Only about 3.5m deep but drops into 5-6m deep water.

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  • Kauri Creek Mouth Reef 2

    Another reef section the holds fish at times. Only about 3.5m deep but drops into 5-6m deep water.

  • Kauri Creek Mouth Reef

    Close to the house boat moorings there is some patchy reef in about 5-6m of water, it holds good fish at times. Best fished during the small tides or on the turn of the tide. Anglers can expect Cod, Mulloway and random fish.

  • Kauri Creek Rubble

    Rubble bottom in about 5-6m deep water, holds fish at times.

  • Little Stony Creek

    Solid rockbar that drops into 2.4 deep water. Good summer spot for Mangrove Jack.

  • Kauri Creek Flathead

    Good flathead fishing on the outgoing tide, fish along the drop off with soft plastics.

  • Kauri Creek flats

    Continuing upstream is an expansive amount of flats. These areas all have great drop offs that have good flathead fishing on an outgoing tide. During the incoming tide bream and whiting will move onto the flats. Small minnow lures and yabbies work well.

  • Kauri Creek Dropoff

    Around the edges of the deep hole is a great place to fish on an out going tide for Flathead. The drop off and small creek push food out for waiting flathead. Pink or red soft plastics work well.

  • Kauri Creek Deep Hole

    Deep hole, this is the deepest hole until 5-6km upstream. It is approximately 6m deep. During the neap tides it is well worth sounding around this area for larger fish. Mangrove Jacks are also caught along the snaggy bank.

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Tide Times Kauri Creek

Mullens Gully (2.2km)
Sunday 14 Aug 2022

Low - 4:23AM
0.27M
High - 10:33AM
1.85M
Low - 4:04PM
0.28M
High - 10:56PM
2.35M

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Fish currently being caught in the Wide Bay / Burnett region November, 2021

Barramundi Dusky Flathead Mangrove Jack
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Current Rating Kauri Creek November, 2021
3.5/5 - (12 votes)
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Reidy's Lures - Little Lucifer Hellraiser

Little Lucifer Hellraiser – Reidy’s Lures

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

$8.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Bar-Tail Flathead, Dusky Flathead

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Longtail Tuna

Laser Pro 160

$16.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Zman 9” GrubZ Big Guibz

$10.49
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Gold spotted rockcod

Squidgies Pro Mongrel 115mm

$9.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Threadfin Salmon

Roosta Popper 160

$15.99
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

$9.95
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Mangrove Jack

Junior B52

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Jewfish / Mulloway

Laser Pro 120

$12.00
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Skippy Surface Lure

$13.49
Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Whiting

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